Medical Technology as Field of Application

The application field of medical technology combines the contents of the research topics and pays special attention to the methodical development of training demonstrators and individualized vascular models for medical training and education as well as the design of individualized medical devices.

The PKT develops patient-specific vascular models that are produced on the basis of medical patient data. In order to cope with the growing complexity generated by a large number of patient-specific models, research is being pursued into a standardized individualization process. This process serves to manage the complexity of individualized structures and supports the control of internal variety. Based on the patient-specific vascular models, a neurointerventional training model is being developed that enables physicians to train the minimally invasive, catheter-based treatment of vascular diseases.

In addition to the development of vascular and training models, the field of application of medical technology also includes the development of methods for the individualization of medical products. Here, the medical device is repeatedly adapted to the individual anatomy of each patient. In order to carry this out with controllable complexity, a company must implement a appropriate procedure that takes into account the characteristics of the product individualization and enables repeated adjustments.

Current as well as past projects are listed below. More information (currently only in german) about these projects can be found on their linked individual sites.

Current projects
  • CHARLIE - Entwicklung einer Methode für die Qualitätssicherung in der fokalen Strahlentherapie des Prostata-Karzinoms, FKZ: 03fmthh2019, since 2020:
    The project is funded by the Forschungszentrum Medizintechnik Hamburg (fmthh). In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
  • COSY-SMILE - Completely Synthetic Stroke Model for Interventional Development and Education, FKZ: 031L0154A, since 2019:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the program "Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch". In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
  • PIQUAL - Prostate Phantom for MRI-targeted biopsy Improvement of internal Quality Assurance and Learning Curve, since 2019:
    The project is funded by the Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung (BWFG) as part of a study-project. In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
  • BELUCCI - Individualisierte Flow Diversion Behandlung: Methodische Unterstützung zur individualisierungsgerechten Produktentwicklung und Weiterentwicklung eines In-Vitro Gefäßmodells zur Validierung, since 2018:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and Acandis.
  • ELBE-NTM - Development and Evaluation of a Patient-Based Neurointerventional Training Model: Entwicklung eines neurointerventionellen Trainingsmodells (NTM) zum Training katheterbasierter Operationen zur Behandlung von Hirngefäßaneurysmen, since 2016:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the program "Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch". In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
Past projects
  • Hamburg TAVI-Studie - Post mortale Untersuchung zur Degeneration von minimalinvasiven und konventionellen Aortenklappen-Prothesen, 2019 - 2020:
    The project was funded by the Forschungszentrum Medizintechnik Hamburg (fmthh). In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
  • ALSTER - Aneurysm Like Synthetic bodies for Testing Endovascular devices in Reality: Entwicklung originalgetreuer, dreidimensionaler Modelle von intrakraniellen Arterien und Aneurysmen mittels additiver Fertigung, 2013 - 2015:
    The project was funded by the Forschungszentrum Medizintechnik Hamburg (fmthh). In cooperation with i.a. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).